For Immediate Release
STATEMENT FROM AARON BELKIN ON TODAY’S TITLE VII ORAL ARGUMENTS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 8, 2019) — "However the Court ultimately rules, today was a sad day for democracy and civil rights. The question of whether Title VII protects LGBT Americans from discrimination is settled law. By taking up these cases now, the Court is wrongly signaling that this is somehow a close call or questionable. This type of assault on long-settled legal precedent is exactly what Mitch McConnell had in mind when he manipulated the size of the court in 2016/17 in a partisan power grab, and it should concern all Americans, LGBT or otherwise. Until we fundamentally restructure the Court to fix what McConnell has broken, these assaults on democracy and civil rights will only intensify.”
Aaaron Belkin is Director of Take Back The Court. During his 20 years of work on LGBT policy advocacy, he has been recognized as a leader in the effort to end DADT and the military's transgender ban.